Educator Workshops Grandfather

Educator Workshops

The Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation‘s Educator Workshop series invites educators to take advantage of the mountain’s classroom in the clouds. These courses are designed specifically for educators — not the general public — and most are free to attend.

These workshops, provided specifically to environmental educators in various professions, offer opportunities for career growth and professional development by using the wonders of Grandfather Mountain to further their expertise. Moreover, by participating in these workshops, environmental educators are able to earn North Carolina Environmental Education Certification Credits or continuing education credits for teachers. These workshops are not offered to the general public.

The workshops are taught by Grandfather Mountain’s environmental educators and naturalists, in addition to other professionals. Workshops are structured with a mix of in-class instruction and outside fieldwork that enables participants to dive right into the subject material. Best of all, the workshops are also held in a collaborative setting that allows the group to share their knowledge and expertise with each other.

Advance registration is required. The workshops take place at Grandfather Mountain and may include some walking, so participants are encouraged to bring appropriate footwear and be prepared for inclement weather. Attendees are also asked to bring their own lunch, although there is a restaurant on site.

Most workshops are free, although some may include modest fees to cover the cost of course materials. Limited to 25 participants.

2024 Educator Workshops

Click titles for details and registration:

WILD About Bears: Thursday, June 13 – Free

Growing Up WILD: Friday, July 19 – Free

Methods of Teaching Environmental Education: Saturday, Aug. 3 – Sunday, Aug. 4 – Free

Educator Workshop: BEETLES Workshop: Saturday, Sept 14 – Free

A black bear sitting on a rock at Grandfather Mountain
Grandfather Mountain educator leading a field trip on Linville Peak
A bull elk at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain | Home to the Swinging Bridge, Animal Habitats and Nature Museum

GPS: 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
Mailing: PO Box 129, Linville, NC 28646

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